Saudi Arabia

March 19, 2001

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It is estimated that overseas travel expenditure by Saudis will exceed $12.2 billion annually by 2005 even as the Kingdom is engaged in efforts to bui

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Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz announced Sunday that Saudi Arabia was about to sign an agreement on its border with Qatar, a topi

March 18, 2001

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A Saudi tornado aircraft crashed Sunday, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

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Arab banks need to build knowledgeable human resources around Internet solutions and to take up the on-line challenge.

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Although welcome, the reduction in charges announced by Saudi Telecom Company recently is not nearly sufficient to satisfy mobile phone users.

March 17, 2001

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The Saudi ministry of commerce has decided to ban temporarily the import of all kinds and products of chilled, frozen and canned meat, either sheep or

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The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has recently signed an agreement with the Saudi Telecommunications Company to transmit its news services in Arabic and En

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Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelaziz discussed with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri by phone on Friday ways of expanding bilateral ties betw

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Bahrain’s Emir Shaikh Hamad al Khalifa will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday to hold talks with King Fahd.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Chechen rebels Friday for the hijacking of a Russian plane which ended in a dramatic rescue by Saudi special f

March 16, 2001

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Saudi Arabia and Egypt have extended an offer to help reduce Pakistan's huge $37 billion foreign debt burden.

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OPEC oil ministers met Friday to cut output for the second time this year, possibly by more than expected, despite concerns among already anxious indu

March 15, 2001

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An explosion in a metal bin outside a book shop in the centre of the Saudi capital left one Briton and one Egyptian lightly wounded. Earlier reports s

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The Saudi authorities have published the names of 35 Muslims who died in a stampede during the pilgrimage earlier this month.

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Saudi commandos stormed on Friday the hijacked Russian plane which landed Thursday in the Medina airport and arrested the three Chechen hijackers. Thr